Bristol Palin went clubbing Wednesday night, according to nydailynews.com. So what’s the big deal, other than she was under-age?
Oh Bristol, don’t you know by now that someone is always watching?
Miss Palin may have spent Wednesday morning celebrating the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy — but she spent Wednesday evening fretting that her cover would be blown at NYC hot spot 1Oak.
“Bristol was there around 1 a.m. with friends,” a partygoer says. “She was trying to have fun, but she looked like she was terrified that people would recognize her and start gawking. It seems like she couldn’t even relax.” A second denizen of the club backed up the sighting.
We can’t blame Bristol for being nervous: After spending all day at events like “The Harsh Truth: Teen Moms Tell All” — and tirelessly promoting her new good-girl image — showing up at a 21-and-over venue may not have been the best idea.
The Palins are making a huge mistake trotting out Bristol to be the poster child for abstinence-only pregnancy prevention programs. In the first place, its horribly hypocritical. A classic case of closing the barn door after the horse is out of the barn. Bristol Palin seems like a nice enough kid. She has a year old child, she is continuing her education. She was involved with a guy who should be the poster boy for who you want your daughter to stay away from. Her mother is now a millionaire politician turned author ex-governor, if having a ghost writer counts.
If we are to keep politicos kids as sacred cows, and I believe they are, then politico’s kids should not take public positions. Bristol Palin has a job to do. She needs to enjoy her youth at the same time she is raising her child. That’s not an easy task. She should not be expected to go out there and tell all the other kids to not have sex. My mother’s Day wish for Young Ms. Palin is that she toss aside politics and get on with the difficult task ahead of her which would be being a kid while raising a kid. It almost feels like she is having to serve penance because she had a kid. Bristol Palin owes none of us any apologies if she will just be herself.
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